The Fight Sciences Research Institute is a collective of experienced martial artists who are interested in reconciling the practice of fighting skills with the difficult and dynamic nature of actual violence. FSRI classes prepare the individual to best use his or her skills and attributes to survive dangerous encounters, or avoid them entirely if possible.  Striking, grappling, mobility, escape, and affective skills are explored in relation to specific scenarios in which they may be useful. FSRI also incorporates athletic-quality conditioning to enhance students’ physical attributes, and to mitigate the potential for chronic injuries and movement impairments associated with practice of these skills.

FSRI organically developed out of The Karate Research Institute (TKRI), a wide-scope karate based organization. In response to the needs of our students we carefully re-examined our pedagogy and practice and found that our goals exceeded any single martial art. Ongoing research in the fields of sports science and psychology, the psychology of combat, contemporary pedagogical theory, historical and contemporary fighting arts, and the fields of personal combatives and self-defense training have all influenced our methods and culture. Our individual members  have professional backgrounds in the fields of  education, psychology, personal fitness training and Human Movement science, all of which influence our collective approach. FSRI is committed to reason-and evidence-based approach as opposed to canned syllabi, and  it is a part of our mission to update our beliefs and practices in response to compelling evidence. This is an ongoing process.

FSRI publishes the FSRI Blog in an effort to help disseminate sound and useful information related to all aspects of the martial arts. We also create create and distribute technology, training videos, and other resources for for trainers, coaches, instructors and students of the martial arts. FSRI also offers seminars on a variety of subjects related to training in the martial arts including seminars devoted to injury prevention, performance enhancement, and personal defense.

For information regarding training opportunities, seminars, or other issues use the contact form below to reach us.


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